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You are eligible for the $600 weekly FPUC payment if you are on any sort of unemployment, including PUA and partial unemployment. This is available for claims dated 3/28/20-7/31/20. The federal supplement does not affect eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP. It does affect SNAP and TANF.

If you filed for UI more than a week after your layoff date, you are eligible for backpay.

The obligatory waiting week has been waived, so your claim will process with a date a week earlier than what you apply for, to account for the waiting week waiver.

NY
There is a streamlined application process so that all applicants complete the same form, regardless of which program they'll eventually be eligible for.
PUA:
Unemployment for the self-employed. Acceptable proof of income includes prior year tax returns, 1099, P&L, bank statements and more. You will most likely be approved for standard UI even if you're an independent contractor, if you had W2 employment within the last 18 months.
If you are assigned the minimum rate of $182 when it should be higher based on your income, complete this form, fax it in, then send it again via the message center (Subject1: "Benefit Rate and Monetary Determination" Subject2: "Some of my wages are missing or incorrect") so that they definitely got it. Your rate should be adjusted in less than a week. You are also entitled to get your updated rate on all prior weeks.
You are also eligible for PUA if you landed a job but where unable to start due to the pandemic. You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.
PUA is available for a total of 46 weeks from 02/02/20-12/31/20.
Partial UI:
You can apply for partial UI if you're working 3 days or less, and earning $504/weekly or less. The DOL deducts 25% of your base rate for every day that you work. (You receive 100% of your rate if you don't work at all, 75% if you work 1 day, 50% if you work 2 days, and 25% if you work 3 days).
PEUC:
For those on regular unemployment- you will receive an additional 13 weeks of benefits after you've exhausted your initial 26 weeks. This benefit is available through 12/31/20.
Extended Benefits:
For those on regular unemployment- you will receive an additional 20 weeks of benefits after you've exhausted your initial 26 weeks and your PEUC weeks. This makes for a total of 59 weeks that you can possible receive unemployment benefits. This benefit is available as long as the state's unemployment rate is high.
Requesting Backpay:
The NY DOL is using Docusign to allow claimants to file backpay. You should receive an email from the DOL with instructions. The email subject is "Action Required - NYS DOL Certification for Back Week Payments". This might end up in your spam folder, so be sure to check that as well.
If you don't receive this email or you don't want to wait, call the NY DOL and speak to an agent to certify for backpay over the phone.
It takes a little less than a week from when you complete backdated certifications until your claims are processed and funds are released.
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NJ
Apply here.
PUA:
Unemployment for the self-employed. Acceptable proof of income includes prior year tax returns, 1099, P&L, bank statements and more. You will most likely be approved for standard UI even if you're an independent contractor, if you had W2 employment within the last 18 months.
At this point it looks like claimants are still being given $231- the minimum PUA rate- regardless of prior income.
You are also eligible for PUA if you landed a job but where unable to start due to the pandemic. You need an employment offer that was then rescinded to prove this.
PUA is available for a total of 46 weeks from 02/02/20-12/31/20.
Partial UI:
You can apply for partial UI if your hours have been reduced by 20% or more. You'll be allowed to earn an additional 20% above your rate determination. Your earnings will then be deducted from your rate, and you'll receive the balance as your UI payment.
PEUC:
For those on regular unemployment- you will receive an additional 13 weeks of benefits after you've exhausted your initial 26 weeks. This benefit is available through 12/31/20.
Extended Benefits:
For those on regular unemployment- you will receive an additional 20 weeks of benefits after you've exhausted your initial 26 weeks and your PEUC weeks. This makes for a total of 59 weeks that you can possible receive unemployment benefits. This benefit is available as long as the state's unemployment rate is high.
Requesting Backpay:
You can request backpay if you are lucky enough to get through to an agent.

Here is a guide for NJ residents from the LRRC.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3360 on: October 21, 2020, 10:46:22 PM »
Is ANYONE else in NY still waiting for a claim from April to be backdated and waiting week waived?
https://homeunemployed.com/tips-and-tidbits-2-10-21-2020/#Issues_with_Claims_and_Certifying_Backweeks
In case you were hopeful things were getting better.

In the last week or two the NY DOL has fallen like I never would have believed. They've been messing up claims for no reason and then expecting the claimant to run after them to get it fixed, they've been lying to people outright about backpay being entered for processing or released, agents have been disrespectful and asking for documentation that makes no sense, and a million more I'm too frustrated to write about. Early on I had some respect for the effort they put in, maybe not noticeable to many waiting for funds, but compared to agencies in other large states they were very quick to get things moving. Now, they've lost it all and in my eyes have joined the ranks of CA's EDD, FL's DEO, and IL's IDES. A shande.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3361 on: October 22, 2020, 12:06:36 AM »
https://homeunemployed.com/tips-and-tidbits-2-10-21-2020/#Issues_with_Claims_and_Certifying_Backweeks
In case you were hopeful things were getting better.

In the last week or two the NY DOL has fallen like I never would have believed. They've been messing up claims for no reason and then expecting the claimant to run after them to get it fixed, they've been lying to people outright about backpay being entered for processing or released, agents have been disrespectful and asking for documentation that makes no sense, and a million more I'm too frustrated to write about. Early on I had some respect for the effort they put in, maybe not noticeable to many waiting for funds, but compared to agencies in other large states they were very quick to get things moving. Now, they've lost it all and in my eyes have joined the ranks of CA's EDD, FL's DEO, and IL's IDES. A shande.
YIKES
I've been trying to reach them for months! Lots of phone calls and website messages that got no response or no useful response.

Any specific advice for me? Should I just keep trying by phone and website and hope to eventually succeed?
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3362 on: October 22, 2020, 08:32:51 PM »
YIKES
I've been trying to reach them for months! Lots of phone calls and website messages that got no response or no useful response.

Any specific advice for me? Should I just keep trying by phone and website and hope to eventually succeed?
Same here. DW getting every day a promise that they'll enter a note to accelerate the review.

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« Reply #3363 on: October 22, 2020, 08:35:32 PM »
Same here. DW getting every day a promise that they'll enter a note to accelerate the review.
that's better than I've gotten
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3364 on: October 22, 2020, 11:13:08 PM »
Does NJ ever see work in NY? Like lets say I claimed for a week that I worked in NY

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« Reply #3365 on: October 22, 2020, 11:33:32 PM »
Does NJ ever see work in NY? Like lets say I claimed for a week that I worked in NY
They might.
If you work in one state and try to file in another they'll tell you to go file in the state you worked in, because they can see you have wages in that state. How often they follow up with other states while you're actually claiming I do not know, but there's definitely a system in place where they can check these things.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3366 on: October 23, 2020, 12:06:00 AM »
https://homeunemployed.com/tips-and-tidbits-2-10-21-2020/#Issues_with_Claims_and_Certifying_Backweeks
In case you were hopeful things were getting better.

In the last week or two the NY DOL has fallen like I never would have believed. They've been messing up claims for no reason and then expecting the claimant to run after them to get it fixed, they've been lying to people outright about backpay being entered for processing or released, agents have been disrespectful and asking for documentation that makes no sense, and a million more I'm too frustrated to write about. Early on I had some respect for the effort they put in, maybe not noticeable to many waiting for funds, but compared to agencies in other large states they were very quick to get things moving. Now, they've lost it all and in my eyes have joined the ranks of CA's EDD, FL's DEO, and IL's IDES. A shande.
You left out NJ DOL - the worst of all.

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3367 on: October 23, 2020, 08:48:51 AM »
NJ got $1800 today from unemployment

any idea?

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3368 on: October 23, 2020, 08:51:00 AM »
Is that a question or statement?
1800 is 6x 300 that was approved for NJ.
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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3369 on: October 23, 2020, 08:54:09 AM »
You left out NJ DOL - the worst of all.
I did. Didn't want to being up any painful memories...

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3370 on: October 23, 2020, 11:44:35 AM »
Just received $1,800 from Unemployment assuming $300 6 weeks

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3371 on: October 23, 2020, 03:01:35 PM »
If I certify now for the last 2 weeks of the $300 pua can I still get it? Nj

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3372 on: October 24, 2020, 07:45:32 PM »
(NJ!) Just got a large WBR adjustment payment (PUA) after replying to their email a couple weeks back. All hope is not lost!

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Re: Unemployment Help
« Reply #3373 on: October 24, 2020, 08:44:13 PM »
What did you do that prompted you to get a letter?

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« Reply #3374 on: October 24, 2020, 09:10:03 PM »
What did you do that prompted you to get a letter?
Nothing, came on its own.